If you wander the blogosphere, especially the blogs of children's writers and other literary types, you'll find a preponderance of "Poetry Friday" entries. It seems that poetry is not only accepted, it is being heavily promoted! I don't consider myself a trendy person, but I think this is one movement I'd like to support.
So...each Friday I'll talk about a poem, poet, book of poetry, or something else that is poetry related. This week I'll start with a children's anthology illustrated by Chris L. Demarest: I Invited a Dragon to Dinner: And Other Poems to Make You Laugh Out Loud [J 811 I]. This collection of short nonsense poems should appeal to the elementary school aged child. Here's a sample by Kathy Duval from her poem, "Cosmic Cafe":
If the moon is made of cheese,
Give me one thick moon slice, please.
(You may be interested to know that Chris Demarest lives in New Hampshire!)
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For more "Poetry Friday" places, visit the Poetry Foundation site.